“Heparin until Walking without a Limp”?

DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2012.0408-0413

Thromboembolieprophylaxe bei Verletzungen und Operationen an Hüfte und Bein sowie bei langen Reisen: Plädoyer für eine assistierte Entscheidung

german translation / full article

Horst Prautzsch

Keywords: Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Heparin Guidelines Shared Decision Making Family Practice

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Case of Arthroplasty of the Hip or Knee, Injury of the Leg and Long Traveling: a Case for Shared Decision Making

Summary: Family practitioners are faced with increasingly complex and sometimes contradictory guidelines concerning the prevention of thrombosis. Effectiveness levels and recommendations from international guidelines are extracted and a patient-information that is suitable for daily use is presented. The article provides information which helps to be a competent patient adviser during shared decision-making processes.

(State: 17.10.2012)

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